This would have been my 45th wedding anniversary; my husband and I were married on Christmas Eve in 1969. So, the holidays had a somber note for me this year due to this milestone. I remember when Stan was dying back in 2007, the on-call chaplain who arrived in the hospital room in the middle of the night, asked how long we had been married. My response: "thirty-seven years...but not long enough." Some days it is still an effort to get through the day without him.
But on to more cheerful things. I ended up finishing several stitching pieces. First up is a chart I purchased at the ANG Seminar in Chicago. The designer's name should be familiar - I've done a number of her designs.
|Nordic Valentine by Laura J. Perin Designs|
|Violets Needlecase by Textile Heritage|